What is the Volunteer Program?

The Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council invites you to join the Volunteer Program of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the WPC! The participants of the Program will be granted the right of a charge-free participation in the Forum’s events within the framework of the official program – in so doing we expect volunteers’ support in the Forum’s organization on the sites of the event’s venue. The Organizing Committee of the Forum will provide the future volunteers not only with free-of-charge delegate’s ticket (the standard price for other participants accounts for $400 per person) but also will cover the accommodation expenses and lunches for Program’s participants during the course of the Forum. The Volunteers will have an opportunity to visit all Technical sessions within the Forum’s program plus will get a unique chance to meet, communicate and establish contacts with students and young professionals coming from Russia and all over the world, as well as to talk to and get valuable recommendations from the acknowledged O&G industry experts! Our goal is to give each volunteer an opportunity to try his/her hand in different roles and unlock own potential while accomplishing various functions, however preliminarily, for this moment, we have set a time limit for the every day “working shift” for a single volunteer equal to 3-4 hours. Still, during the Forum itself we will do our best to give every volunteer as much time and opportunities as possible, so he/she will be able to approve yourself.

Who can take part in the Volunteer Program?

Any student or YP under the age of 35. The covering of transport expenses (arrival to St. Petersburg and departure) is the responsibility of the volunteers. Foreign volunteers can also submit the application for participation through the offices of the National Committee of the WPC of the country of residence/stay.

What is expected from the participants of the Volunteer Program?

The Volunteers are to take the actual part in the Forum in accordance with the official program. The arrival of the Volunteer Program’s participants to St Petersburg is planned before the beginning of the Forum – it is essential because then the future volunteers will be able to take part in the final training, to become familiar with the immediate organizational goals and to get acquainted with other members of the volunteer team.

Participation in this training is obligatory for volunteers.

What expenses covers the Organizing Committee of the Forum?

The Organizing Committee covers the registration expenses of every volunteer. The package of opportunities and privileges includes:

  • Accommodation in St Petersburg (for non-resident volunteers)
  • Transportation from place of stay to the Forum’s venue (St Petersburg Mining University), as well as between additional venues of events
  • Access to the Technical Sessions
  • A delegate’s bag, inclusive of Forum’s proceedings
  • Lunches over a period of the Forum

Deadline for application’s submission

The Organizing committee receives applications until January 15, 2018.

When completing the application, compliance with rules is necessary.

Applications completed incorrectly will not be addressed.

Required documents

When completing the application form for participation in the Volunteer Program, you need to provide the following documents (in English), which should be attached to the registration form:

– CV (max. 2 pages)

– Cover letter on a topic “Why I should join the Forum’s Volunteer team” (amount of text: max. 2 pages; Times New Roman, 14, margins: 2 cm form each side; full justification)

– Photo (en face, white background, JPEG, size – 3×4, quality – 300 dpi)

The selection of volunteers will be arranged in two phases:

  • 1 phase (distant) – Submission of application until January 15, 2019
  • 2 phase (personal/distant) – Interview in English



Apply for a Volunteer programme